Down the TBR hole is a meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there. Here’s how it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or more) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
|Book||Keep Or Toss?|
|1. M.I.N.D. by Elissa Harris
This sounds like a really different idea and I really need to get my hands on a copy of this book somehow because I’m definitely gonna keep it.
|2. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
I have the ebook and this story has been near the top of my priority list for a while. I’m getting to this one soon! Keep it.
|3. A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
I reread the synopsis and I can’t remember why I even put this on my TBR in the first place. I mean the first sentence if “Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?” That in and of itself made me question it. Toss it.
|4. The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
Really not interested in a queer story from the point of view of an ally. I think I only added it because my library has a copy. Toss it.
|5. An Uncommon Blue by R.C. Hancock
The only reason I haven’t gotten to this is because
|6. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
I don’t know much about Norse mythology nor have I read anything by Neil Gaimn before, but I’ve heard such great things about both that I’m willing to take a chance and keep it.
|7. Touch and Tell by Samantha Harrington
I don’t know. I think I’ve just seen too many similar ideas that I’m not interested in this one anymore. Toss it.
|8. Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some by Chris Edwards
We need more biographies and memoirs by and about transgender people!! Keep it.
|9. The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
Based on my reading history, I’m a sucker for middle-grade books with queer main characters, and this is no exception. Keep it.
|10. The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman
A queer opposites attract YA romance? Sign! Me! Up! Keep it.
|11. The Blueprint by Wesley Cross
After rereading what the book is about, I was on the fence about this one. So naturally, I went to check out what my friends have written about the book, but none of them have even added it on Goodreads. I think I’m intrigued enough to keep it, though.
|12. I am J by Cris Beam
If we’re being honest, it’s kind of a personal (obviously unachievable) goal to read all the books with transgender main characters there are. Keep it.
|13. The Education of Margot Sánchez by Liliam Rivera
Yet another amazing sounding book that isn’t at my library so I’ll have to buy. Keep it.
|14. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Oh my gosh, this is another case of “I want to read this so badly, but I don’t have access to a copy and money is tight.” But one day I will get a copy of this book, and I will read the heck out of it because I’ve heard so many great reviews for it! Keep it.
|15. Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
Just from the synopsis, it sounds like there are so many layers to this story. I want to see what kind of rollercoaster this book goes on. Keep it.
Kept: 12 Tossed: 3
Well, that’s quite a large margin! I’ll have to make sure to toss more in the future. My goal at the end of this is to have less than 300 books on my TBR list. Currently, I’m at 367, and I’d started with almost 500, so I’m making progress!
What do you all think? Any books I misjudged?